University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

Department of Psychiatry

UTHSCSA’s Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has initiated or participated in child and adolescent psychiatric research funded by NIMH and other organizations. Dr. Joseph Blader will serve as Node Lead for the San Antonio area.

Joseph Blader, MD
Joseph Blader, PhD
Node Lead

Joseph Blader is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist who, over the past 30 years, has led clinical, research, and innovative service programs to meet the needs of youth with severe behavioral health challenges. He currently holds the Meadows Foundation and Semp Russ Professorship in Child Psychiatry Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

A graduate of Tufts University, Dr. Blader completed his doctoral clinical psychology training at Queen’s University in Ontario and at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. He earned an MS in clinical research methods from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM).

Prior to his arrival at UT Health San Antonio in 2013 he held clinical and academic positions in the New York metropolitan area at the North Shore – LIJ Health System, New York University Medical Center, AECOM, and Stony Brook State University of New York.

He has conducted impactful research on the treatment of youngsters with ADHD who are also affected by severe emotional dysregulation and dyscontrolled behavior.  He developed and led a city-wide pediatric/mental health collaborative care project  throughout San Antonio, serving over 8,000 youth. 

His funded research and publications have also focused on outcomes and service utilization among youth, emotional dysregulation and its treatment, and outcome monitoring in clinical settings, among other topics.

Node Team
Abigail Cuellar
Annelise Flores
Kristina Fields
Presley Pargin